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the same this week. >> some workers will be headed back to work today, regardless of a deal the penalty gun has called back most of its roughly 4000 employees. secretary hagel says the decision to recall the workers is based on a pentagon legal interpretation of the law, called the pay our military act. all walter reed bethesda employees are to report to work. if today is a day off for them, the day is still considered a day off. if they have scheduled leave, they are permitted to take that leave. the u.s. military raided two second terrorist camps this weekend. delta force commandos captured abut amos in libya. and navy seals also stormed a
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camp in somalia. they were trying to grab a senior leader of al-shabab. in africa, more than 50 people are dead from clashes in egypt between security forces and islamist protesters. supporters are calling for the return of morsi. the muslims chose this day because it is the 40th anniversary of egypt's last war with israel. it is 4:32. metro has identified the contractor killed during a repair work assignment on the red lane early sunday morning. he is 41-year-old harold ingram from new jersey. he was killed and two metro employees injured during the explosion and fire in a tunnel overnight near union station. the men were working to replace
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a large rail when they were hit by a structure. our rush to the hospital after crews were doing weekend work on the red line. the contractor died. metro says a fluid leak or a mechanical probable caused a loud noise or explosion. the transit system looking to see if that caused a 40-foot rail to move and hit the workers. dc councilwoman mural bowser. >> we know a lot of men and women are putting their lives on the line to make the system safe. i will work with my colleagues on the board and all of the staff at metro who i know are heartbroken as well to get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: the tunnel explosion and fire happened near the union station platform. a portion of the red line had already been shut down this weekend for track work. three shuttle buses held pass -- helped passengers get around
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the district. the crew was working as part of the transit's $5 billion capital improvement program. in 2010 two workers were killed by a piece of rail equipment near the metro rail stop. this past me fire erupted at the silver spring metro station. metro has seen several derailments on the line, including this one in august near the rhode island avenue station. and many can't forget the deadliest in the transit system history back in 2009. >> we know we are undergoing major track work on the line and that is why we have the weekend closures. it is dangerous work and these workers are going into the system. all over the system so we can get it in the state of repair the customers deserve. >> one of the injured metro workers has been released from
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the hospital. metro says the work and the investigation will be completed in time for this morning's rush. three days of mourning have been declared in chihuahua, mexico where an out of control monster truck rammed into spectators this weekend. eight people, including four children were killed, and 7 others were injured. video taken from the stands shows the truck making an initial pass over two cars and then makes a second pass at a higher speed, bouncing violently before powering straight into the crowd. unprotected by any wall or barrier. the driver is suspected of drinking, he has been charged with suspicion of manslaughter. officials are investigating possible safety violations in the set up of the show. the crash during the race of the grand prix in houston sent pieces of the fence into the crowd. 13 people were injured, most
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were treated at the scene but two were sent to the hospital. the crash happened in the final lap of the race. dario fran can ity's car became air important. -- airborne. he was hospitalized with a concussion and fractured spine. med star says melvin lewis worked there for 15 years, he was in the technical room in the hospital's east building, this was on sunday when this happened. the building was evacuated for about an hour before dc fire said it was clear to go back in. 81 names have been added to the national fallen firefighters memorial in maryland. the annual ceremony held sunday morning honored 73 firefighters who died in the line of duty in
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2012 bus plus eight more. the event was moved to mount st. mary's university campus. the foundation was created by congress in 192 to honor firefighters who died in the lane of duty and provide grief counseling for their families. a popular grocery items returns to stores. boy has it been dry lately. we are going to get much needed rain, in fact we are
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just about 4:40. quiet now, although we are
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watching rain in virginia and west virginia. grab in rain gear and be mindful the middle of the date is likely to give us some fits here with showers and thunderstorms. as far as the forecast, a lot cooler today, critical time for showers and storms. back with the full 7-day in a few minutes. on the inner loop of the beltway, the crash continues blocking the inner loop at the i-95 interchange. you will be forced to exit there and make your way around the park and ride to get back on the inner loop of the beltway. a new week 4:40. time for your first your money segment. >> reporter: new week. same problems, we are talking about of course what's going on here in washington. shutdown's debt ceiling debate. the big fear is if congress fails to raise the debt the u.s. will not be able to pay
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its bills. it would push the economy right back into a recession. the trend the last three weeks has been lower, dow down nearly 3%, checking the numbers for you, we have green arrows on friday. the dow is up 76 points. the s is p-5 hundred is up by almost -- s&p 500 is up by almost 12. your favorite brand of bread is back. wonder bread is back on a shelf near you. the popular sandwich maker disappeared when its former maker hostess brands went bankrupt. they bought 20 hostess bakeries and five bread brands in late july for $25 million.
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the deal included nature's pride, and nature's own bread. have you noticed how low gas prices have been lately? the national average has declined for 33 days in a row. the national average was $3.52. on friday it was $3.37. we will take that since the price of crude oil has declined. in maryland $3.33, dc $3.50 a gallon. the newly redesigned $100 bill is about to circulate starting tomorrow. it includes new security features and among them a blue, 3-d security ribbon that will make it easier for people to authenticate and harder for counterfeiters to replicate. >> i'll take a couple to test them out have a couple old ones, a couple new ones.
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>> looks like a really complicated note. >> i think treasury should send over a couple for us to inspect. new technology, it is coming to the u.s. and it can save the eyesight of thousands of people, coming up, after the break. and you know what? grab an umbrella, you are
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over the weekend we had a hazy, hot and humid forecast and we may be getting tropical rains. are we going to get them? >> some today. cape kind of fell apart over the weekend but what is left may cross the southeast and end up on the southeast coast as a nontropical low, bringing potentially more showers here toward the middle and latter part of this week. the cold front that is coming,
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if you have been outside you know how muggy it is. we have showers and storms on the way. by 9:00 i expect a few showers, mainly west of us. the middle of the day, through the afternoon, here right in the metro. in the late afternoon, things will clear out west to east. highs in the upper 70s, still well above the seasonal averages. we have an area with a cold front. look at all the showers and storms coming through the ohio valley. i want to show you this on the doppler 9000 here. we'll loop it out. some trying to get up toward charlotte lotsville, and marshall -- charlotteville, and marshall. our friends in the shanendoah valley certainly are going to
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see it before we do. looks like it is moving in west to east during the morning. temperatures way up, these temperatures right now are right about and maybe even slightly above our normal high for the 7th of october. north beach is 72, 71 in rockville and 71 also in reston this morning. outside on our michael and son weather camera, good visibility. you certainly see the clouds up here the city lights reflecting off the cloud deck. everything is setting up for some stronger thunderstorms in spots later today. big picture, we have the upper storm. this is the same system that brought the four foot plus snow total to parts of south dakota last week. we are looking at all the moisture feeding in off the gulf and it is all coming together, some of it behind the
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front. showers and thunderstorms pretty good bet on that here. west side of the metro seeing it. showers and storms moving in through the lunch hour. inside reset, inside today. by the afternoon though, notice the clearing moving in west to east. not sure it is going to be a chance for the drive home for the most part sandwiched dry with the rain in between. this evening we have showers in southern maryland and eastern shore. dc baltimore north and east slight risk for damaging wind gusts and maybe more so up in pennsylvania and jersey, that isolated tornado. showers and storms moving in, several hours from now, through much of the day. 72 tomorrow sunny and cooler. upper 60s, mostly cloudy with a
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late shower by thursday and friday more showers and 60s a cool week unsettled. we haven't seen this in a while. monika. especially on the beltway, you want to know there was an overnight crash on the inner loop of the beltway right here at the i-95 interchange near route 1. all traffic is being diverted on to i-95 coming off the inner loop getting into college park. you can take the exit for the park and ride and get back onto the inner loop of the beltway past the accident scene and right now volumes are just beginning to build. maybe give yourself a few extra minutes to get around it. this is where it is at the 95 interchange. up 95 and around the park and ride to get back to the inner loop. nice and light early this morning from gaithersburg. down to the point the lanes divide, heading to the west side. we'll go to the american legion
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bridge down in virginia. you are in great shape early this morning. no problem in from the west. back to you guys. the $6 million had one. you knew it had to become a reality. steve austin had a bionic eye. the world's first fda approved bionic eye will be launched commercially in the united states. >> this device could help tens of thousands of people who suffer from a rare, degenerative eye disease. >> attorney dean lloyd suffers from retinites pigment toes sa. it destroys photo receptor cells. >> maybe i could ascertain daytime from nighttime. >> reporter: now a device 20 years in the making that would soon be commercially available
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in the u.s. is helping patients like lloyd. it was fda approved earlier this year. patients are are being screened at the 12 major u.s. hospitals showsen as implant centers. the device includes a chip implanted on the retina and glasses with a video camera that wirelessly transmits images. >> it converts that video into a 60 pixels image that delivers electronic impulses to the 60 electrodes in the chips that then stimulate the retina to generate a perception or message the brain can interpret or understand. >> the device doesn't restore vision but patients can detect light and dark. >> i can see where the grass comes up to a sidewalk.
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>> it is not going to enable them to drive a car or read fine print in news -- in newspapers, but it might help them enjoy a quality of life. >> making some take a second look at the first government approved bionic eye. second sight is working on software upgrades to improve resolution and possibly provide color. second sight anticipates 100 patients will receive the ar gus in the coming year. the device is priced around $145,000 but it is covered by medicare. it is 4:52, a report on so called healthy snacks. researchers looked at 62 products endorsed by pro athletes and found 80% lacked enough nutrition to be
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considered healthy. the study in the journal of pediatrics says night% of beverages advertised by an athlete contained sugar. the number of u.s. kids with high blood pressure is rising but a group of doctors is holding off on recommending all kids get screened for hypertension. the u.s. for preventative services task force says there is not enough evidence to assess harm or routine screening. children still need to be checked on a regular basis. so you label your child aggressive? there may be a reason for that. doctors at columbia university say pollution and stress can do more to harm an unborn child than first thought. a study found that women who were anxious were more likely to have children who developed aggressive behavior and
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well, at perdue, we say you are what you eat...eats. so we feed our chickens an all-veggie diet, including corn and marigolds with no added animal by-products... hormones...or steroids. because at perdue, we believe in a better chicken. welcome back. 4:56 on this monday morning. we have got some rain on the
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way. clouds now, as we go through morning, most of the area stays dry. by 9:00 the shanendoah valley is wet. lunch time looks to be the worst of the day. let's say 11:05 for a general rule across the region. temperatures say his will fall to the middle 60s by 6:00 p.m. monika? work continues on this serious overnight crash on the inner loop of the beltway. here at the 95 intchange you will be forced to exit to 95 ask work your way onto the park and ride. more coming up in just a few minutes. back to you guys. mad man star is armed and angry. plus jane fonda gets the honor of a lifetime. hali barry and martinez
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added to their family. the actress gave birth to a little boy. jane fonda will be at the women's media center tuesday to honor this year's award winners and the 75-year-old will collect a trophy of her own. the american film institute tapped fonda for next summer's life achievement awards. january jones is out for revenge in her new movie, sweetwater. jones plays a former prostitute, trying to build an honest life with her husband in new mexico. a clash with a local preacher sets jones on a quest for vengeance. >> i thought it was a really cool challenge for me to take on and something for me to do again. ben stiller and kristen walked the red carpet at the screening of their newest movie the secret life of walter
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admitty i can't one of those movies. >> reporter: it is set for release on christmas day. good morning and thank you for watching wusa9 at 5:00 a.m. happy monday, i'm andrea roane. if your lawn is crunchy and you would rather jump in puddles, today is your day. >> the grass is going to be so happy. >> around our house it is tumbleweed city. >> pattern change is the two words for the day. we have cooler weather also and looks like summertime. back in september i thought we were done with the 90s, but we hit 90, 91 over the weekend. it has been an unusual stretch this last week. monday morning you see some of the clouds reflecting the city lights there. we are looking at temperatures
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which will climb to the upper 70s by noon. we are going to be in the 60s for the ride home. i know it is warm and mug did i now but you are going to want a jacket and rain gear for the end of the day. middle of the day to early afternoon will be the height of it here in dc. late this afternoon we start to see clearing from west to east as temperatures drop off into the low 60s by 8:00. 40s and 50s tonight. there is the cold front. you see this line of showers and storms coming in from georgia all the way to just west of buffalo, new york. locally we are watching the accident down into southwest virginia. roanoke coming up here the shanendoah valley will get it in the next few hours. temperatures this morning still mainly in the 70s. monika samtani, happy monday. >> it is a

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